Wandering Through the Wilderness

As a disaster case manager, Paulette Obrecht sees her most important role as wandering through the wilderness with survivors. She explains, “You show them that someone cares about what happened, and that allows them to move beyond despair towards hope.”

A Half a Century In and Excited for What's Ahead

What started as chaplaincy service in the Lehigh Valley has grown into an educational and social ministry organization of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) serving congregations within the Northeastern and Southeastern Pennsylvania Synods of the ELCA.”

Journeys Through Grief from Ann's Perspective

Ann knows grief in many forms, starting with the death of her younger brother when she was a child. She and her husband divorced when their daughter was just five. In 2011, her granddaughter was stillborn, dad passed in 2012, and mom followed in 2018. She’s lost jobs due to various circumstances, needed to relocate several times, faced debilitating health issues, and said good-bye to 12 pets.